The African Migratory Locust (AML) was first reported in the region in February 2020 in eight Member States: (Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia). This outbreak was fully controlled through the application of synthetic pesticides by March 2020. The February outbreak coincided with crop maturity and harvesting, resulting in minimum damages. In early June 2020, four Member States (Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe) reported a resurgence of the AML.
Type: Documents & Publications, Media Releases & Statements
Date Signed: 2020-11-12